For almost three decades, a wide range of lesbian fiction has been published regularly and in quantity. So what effect has this writing had on the society in which we live? Has lesbian fiction challenged prevalent ideologies, or has the literature itself changed so that it merely perpetuates them? In this lively examination of contemporary lesbian vels and velists, ted lesbian writers and thinkers address these questions and more. And as they celebrate the achievements of lesbian velists, they also demonstrate the importance of providing a literature that both reflects and creates lesbian culture.